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Headlines from Virginia
  • Manassas Virginia boy, 13, brings father's gun to school, shoots hole in school bus (4/7/2006)
  • Hampton Virginia 10-year-old boy shot in the face by friend, 14 (2/20/2006)
  • Chesapeake Virginia 19-year-old shoots into school crowd (1/19/2006)
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    Virginia Gun Laws
  • Quick summary from MSNBC, based on data from the NRA, HCI, and the ATF. Disclaimer.
  • More detailed information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
  • State Firearm Deaths

    In 2003, there were 83 firearm deaths of children and teens in Virginia, including 22 suicides and 2 accidents.
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    Virginia Resources

  • National SAFE KIDS Campaign
    Find the SAFE KIDS Coalitions in your state.
  • Statewide Resources
    Hands Without Guns
    National Sheriff's Association
       703-836-7827
    Virginia PTA/PTSA
       info@vapta.org, 1-866-4VAKIDS
    Virginians Against Handgun Violence
       Info@vahv.org, 757-623-7918
  • Other Local Resources
    Hampton - People Pedaling Peace
       Contact: Sandra McSweeney, sandra030201@aol.com
    Leesburg - Leesburg Police Department
       703-771-4500
    Richmond - Youth Matters
       804-783-9352
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    Gun Lock Programs
    To find a gun lock program near you:

  • Contact the State Resources (above) about gun lock programs in Virginia.
  • See if Virginia or your city is participating in Project ChildSafe and where you can get your free Firearm Safety Kit.
  • View our listing of Gun Lock Programs In the News
  • Contact your local police department.


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